Math is more than numbers and equations! The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children of all ages to see math in the world around them.
Mathical Award Winners and Honor Books are selected by a nationwide committee of mathematicians, educators, librarians, and authors. Each year’s selections joins a growing list of stories ranging from picture books and graphic novels to chapter books and young adult literature. Explore our collection of stories for ages 2-18, with nearly 30 titles to date.
The Mathical Book Prize is organized by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Consortium for Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Consortium of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Learn more →
2015 and 2016 Mathical Award Winners
The 2018 Mathical Book Prize submission period will reopen in Fall 2017.
In early Fall 2017, publishers can submit titles for consideration for the 2018 Mathical Book Prize. A single front list title will be awarded the Mathical Book Prize in each age category from Pre-K through high school, while additional front list and backlist titles are eligible as Honor Books and will be included on a curated reading list that is promoted nationally among librarians, K- 12 teachers, mathematicians, and science museums, as well as at math events including National Math Festival in Washington, D.C. More information→